About the Conference

Join other rising stars in the corporate renewal industry for networking, professional development, and FUN. Nothing beats summer in Chicago, except NextGen in Chicago! 


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Important News & Information

Keynote Patrick S. Houlahan: Lessons from Top Gun

We are thrilled to announce that Patrick S. Houlahan will be the keynote speaker at the 2023 TMA NextGen Leadership Conference! With a distinguished career in both the military and business world, Patrick is a true leader and an inspiration to us all. His wealth of experience and expertise will undoubtedly provide invaluable insights and perspectives. Patrick graduated from the United States Navy Post Graduate Fighter Weapons School, “Top Gun,” and served as an instructor pilot. In 2003, Patrick was selected as the Instructor Pilot of the Year. We can't wait to hear his powerful message and join in on the excitement and energy that he will bring to the stage. Get ready to be inspired! Read More About This Great Keynote!

Register Now and have a Chance to Win a Suite Upgrade!

Register to attend the 2023 TMA NextGen Leadership Conferenceand book your room at our host hotel, The Pendry, to automatically be entered to receive a complimentary 2-night stay in an upgraded Suite for the conference! Registered guests must stay at the Pendry Hotel over the room block dates to be eligible to win.Steeped in History, Anchored in StylePendry Chicago is a contemporary luxury hotel that pays homage to both the past and the present, with modern yet comfortable interiors, signature culinary and cocktail concepts, and inspired gathering spaces that embody Chicago's spirit. Its prime locale sets the very best stage for discovering the city and its brightest attractions quickly and conveniently. Recognized for its refined yet spirited setting, this is a place where the city's soul is on beautiful display, inside and out.Registered guests must stay at the Pendry Hotel over the room block dates to be eligible to win. Register Today! *Winners will be upgraded to a suite for the 2 days of the 2023 TMA NextGen Leadership Conference.

Registration is now open!

Registration is now open for the 2023 TMA NextGen Leadership Conference taking place July 27, 2023 at Kirkland & Ellis in Chicago, IL. Register Today!

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Schedule for the 2023 NextGen

Thursday, July 27



8:00 a.m. - 8:45 a.m. Breakfast/ Registration Check-in
8:45 a.m.- 9:00 a.m. Welcome Remarks
9:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. Networking Ice Breaker
9:45 a.m. - 10:45 a.m. Education Session:  Generational Friction / Professional Development
10:45 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Break
11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Education Session:  Restructuring Case Study
12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. Networking Lunch
1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. Education Session:  Crypto Restrucutring
2:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Break
3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Keynote Session
sponsored by Saul Ewing
4:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Networking Workshop: "Stop Start Continue"
4:30 p.m. - 4:45 p.m. Closing Remarks
4:45 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.

Networking Closing Reception at River Roast
sponsored by Gordon Brothers

7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. Dine Around
9:00 p.m. - 11:30 p.m. Late Night Networking at Pendry Rooftop Bar


Agenda subject to change.